Buying property

Buying property

Find out how you can buy property in Croatia. The latest rules and conditions of purchase. Who can buy property as a natural person, who must open a business to buy a property. See more

What to buy?

What to buy

Consult with our experts to help you in making a decision, whether to buy a building plot, dilapidated house or a new and completed villa. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. See more

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Renovate property

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Breaking Travel News - UNESCO identifies two new World Heritage sites in Croatia

new World Heritage sites in Croatia

UNESCO identifies two new World Heritage sites in Croatia

 

One of the most famous sights in Sibenik, St. Nicholas Fortress, and Zadar’s fortified city walls and gates have been confirmed as UNESCO protected World Heritage sites, contributing to eight UNESCO sites in Croatia.

Beech tree forests in Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Parks were named as new world heritage sites, as well.

Once the largest city-fortress in the entire Republic of Venice, Zadar’s city defence walls allowed it to keep more of its independence than most of its neighbouring cities, and meant that it was never captured by the Turks.

Built by Venetians, the city walls have had several entrances knocked through them at more secure points in Zadar’s history. Today, only portions of the walls and eight gates remain.

UNESCO has also included the 16th-century defensive fortress of St Nicholas, located on the isle of Ljuljevac, on the mouth of a narrow sea channel leading towards Sibenik.

The fortress was also built by Venice, to protect Sibenik and nearby Skradin from raids by Ottoman Turks.

The fortress, which almost completely covers the isle, has a specific triangular shape, making it an attractive feature for aerial photos.

Both Zadar and Sibenik have become popular tourist hubs on the Croatian Adriatic coast.

Ivona Grgan, director of the UK Croatia National Tourist Office explained: “According to e-visitor information from January to 10th July this year, Zadar witnessed record numbers of overnight stays from the UK, amounting to 82 per cent rise, while Sibenik continues to attract tourists and marks over 20 per cent increase in comparison to the same period last year.”

Belonging to the Middle-European and Mediterranean cultural and civilization circle and tradition, Croatia’s history is extremely rich with valuable cultural and historical heritage, pointing to the millennium old presence of Croatia in the area.

Source: Breaking Travel News

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FAQ

These are the answers to your frequently asked questions, feel free to contact us or come to our office for any other questions or concerns.

1. Can foreigners buy property in Croatia?

There is a difference between EU citizens and non EU citizens. EU citizens, natural and legal persons, can purchase real estate in Croatia under the same conditions as Croatian citizens. Non Eu citizens, natural and legal persons, can buy real estate according to reciprocity principle and they need to seek the approval from Ministry of justice of Republic of Croatia.

2. What taxes I have to pay when buying real estate in Croatia?

Property tax in Croatia is 3 % of tax office property estimate. It is payed by the Buyer and only once.

3. What is the best time of year to go to Croatia?

Croatia has a mild climate, so it is very nice to make a visit anytime. However, the best period to buy is between October and December, and than April to June. As a tourists country, during the summer many properties are rented thus more difficult to arrange visits of real estate.

4. What is the best place in Croatia to buy a villa?

First row to the sea is always a win-win situation. Regarding the location: along the coast from Dubrovnik to Zadar, and from Middle Dalmatian islands the most likeable are Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Vis, Korčula and peninsula Pelješac.

5. How do I find a house for rent in Split Croatia?

Split is more of an apartment place, thus easier to rent apartment for a long term . However, it is possible to find a villa for a long term rent. As lease is always unpredictable, and situation changes quickly, it is always the best solution to contact an agency to see what is currently on the market and available.

6. Is now a good time to invest in the Croatian real estate market?

Real estate market in Croatia is very vivid last years, and still rising, so it is definitely good period to invest and get a satisfying ROI.

7. What is OIB and why do I need it?

In english it is 'PIN' that stands for 'personal identity number' and it is needed for any contract. It is unique for each person, Croatian or foreigner, and is used as unique identifier in various official records.

8. Can I pay in foreign currency when buying real estate in Croatia?

All payments of real estate must be in national currency, which is HRK. However, any payment in foreign currencies will be converted into kuna.